I ran across this yesterday and thought it was worth showing. It is short video hitting the golf ball and making a divot. It is not instructional, but if you watch the whole 30 seconds, you will quickly pick up on a common theme.
When I watched the video, I was reminded of the importance of hitting the ball first a worrying about making a divot afterwards. It is very clear that the above strokes were solidly hit. This is something I aspire too on every shot.
There are many reasons why I do not hit the ball first, but in my case, the major culprit is ball position. I have a tendency to allow the ball to creep forward in my stance. I realize as a low handicapper this seems strange, but it happens. My first indication that my ball is not in the proper position is that I hit several fat shots in a row. I say several because if I reacted to every miss it immediately I would always be making adjustments. Making a proper divot is very important to making a great shot.
Every part of our golf game tells us something. A divot is no different. Hitting the ball first and following through with a divot is the key to my game, how about yours?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!